Updated: Sep 22
Before entering Kalia beach on the dead sea, there is a series of deserted structures. This area is called Gallery Minus 430.
Before the Six Days War (1967), it was a Jordanian military camp. After 1967 a group of Israelis settled there but later left. The place stayed deserted for about 40 years. In 2019, about 30 Graffiti artists from Israel and the world arrived in Israel. They used their art to protest the dismal state of the Dead Sea and its disappearance and call for Israeli-Palestinian coexistence.
They did it through stunning graffiti on the buildings.
Each artist has taken it in a different direction, and the result is colorful and fascinating.
The buildings are still abandoned, and you can also enter them and see various paintings and inscriptions on the walls that have been added over the years.
In summer you should arrive in the early morning or late afternoon to explore the area and be impressed by the works in the area. Of course, you can later jump to Kalia Beach (there is an entrance fee).
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